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The Missouri HOSA 2023 Competitive Events Preparation Workshop was a success! There were 174 attendees from 24 Local Chapters across the state. Our largest workshop to date! The morning session included a review of general rules and regulations, along with a breakdown of the Competitive Events process.  In the afternoon breakout sessions, students learned more about specific Competitive Events in each of HOSA’s Competitive Event categories. These engaging Breakout Sessions were led by the Missouri HOSA State Officer Team, as well as a few guest speakers. The six (6) Competitive Events that Local Chapters had the chance to experience were Biomedical Debate, CERT Skills, Forensic Science, HOSA Happenings, Research Poster, and Respiratory Therapy. The Closing Session had members share out what they had learned. It was a day packed with learning and fun!  We cannot wait to see which Competitive Event each of you choose for the Missouri HOSA 2024 SLC Qualifier and State Leadership Conference.


"Competing with HOSA has been about so much more than just the medal. Sure, gaining recognition for your hard work feels amazing, but the networking, leadership, and education that HOSA has brought me along the way has taken me so much further than I could have ever imagined.


I have been competing with HOSA for five years now, and it has been the five most rewarding years of my life. HOSA gives you the hands-on experience that you cannot gain in the classroom. The relationships that I have gained have taken me far, and I am so grateful for this organization. To those just starting out, or to those waiting to take the jump into the competition side of HOSA, I say… Take that jump! There is nothing to lose, and much to gain. If anything, I wish I would have started sooner.


The medals in this box do not just showcase the placement in the events in which I have competed in, but they display a lot of growth. I encourage you to start today and take risks not just within HOSA, but within everything you set your mind to. You might just be surprised by the outcome!"


Sophia Giltner

Missouri HOSA Postsecondary/Collegiate Member

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